Pollock, Louisiana

Growing For The Future 

March 2020 Council Meeting

Town of Pollock
Town Meeting Minutes


     The Mayor & Town Council met on said date in a Regular Session at 9 A.M. in the Pollock Municipal Building Council Room, Pollock, Louisiana.  The following members were present: Mayor Jerome Scott, Councilwoman Dee Thorne, Councilwoman Deborah Tumminello, Councilman Ron Wilkins, Councilman Carroll Cathey and Councilwoman Misty Kinn.

     Mayor Scott called Town Meeting to order by leading the “Lord’s Prayer”, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Scott welcomed guests.

     Motion was made to approve the February 3, 2020, regular Town Council Meeting minutes by Councilwoman Thorne, seconded by Councilwoman Tumminello.  Roll call vote: 4 yeas, 1 abstain (Cathey), 0 nay and 0 absent. Motion carried.

          Meeting open for Public Comments:  Ms. Dickey informed the Mayor and Town Council she talked to Ms. Wainwright concerning the Grant Parish Dogwood Festival. Ms. Wainwright will have the vendor’s booth application at the Pollock Methodist Church Friday, March 6th. Mayor Scott thanked Ms. Dickey for this information.

          Meeting open for Council Comments: no Council comments.        

         Attorney Greg Jones asked the Town Council to adopt the 2020 Municipal Water Pollution Prevention (D.E.Q.). Motion by Councilwoman Tumminello to adopt the 2020 M.W.P.P. from D.E.Q., seconded by Councilwoman Kinn. Roll call vote: 5 yeas, 0 nays. Motion carried.

          Attorney Jones asked Ms. Martin to step to the podium. Attorney Jones stated Ms. Martin has come back before the Council to request a Zoning Code Variance. A Zoning Committee meeting was held last week concerning allowing a variance for her property to be able to sell raw and boiled crawfish for delivery only; and processing raw meat (venison), which will be already field dressed and quartered when delivered to her property. This raw meat will be packaged and sold on her property. The Zoning Committee consisting of Mr. Philip Hale and Councilwoman Tumminello voted NO to the variance. Now the Zoning Committee has brought this back to the Town Council Meeting for a vote to accept or reject the Zoning Committee decision. Motion was made to vote by Councilwoman Tumminello and seconded by Councilman Wilkins: Councilwoman Thorne voted to accept the Zoning Committee decision of no variance. Councilwoman Tumminello voted to accept the decision of no on the variance. Councilman Wilkins voted to accept the Zoning Committee decision of noon the variance. Councilman Cathey stated he would need more information on situation. Councilwoman Kinn voted to accept the decision of no on the variance. Final vote: Four (4) voted No to Zoning Ordinance Variance, 1 abstain. Motion carried. Attorney Jones thanked Ms. Martin for coming.

          Attorney Jones met with U.S. Marshall’s representatives and Chief Chris Paul last week concerning the use of the Pollock Airport for a vehicle driving and training facility on the back side of the property. The entrance to the property is through the U.S Forestry on Stewart Lake Road. This will not interfere with the runways and airplanes. Something for the Town Council to think about would be to overlay the runways for future use by U.S. Marshalls for their airplane usage. Council told Attorney Jones to go forward into looking at the back property for U.S. Marshall training facility to see if it was feasible and does not cost the town anything.

          Pan American Engineers were unable to attend.

          C.P.A. Report, Mr. Steven McKay was unable to attend.

          Chief of Police Chris Paul had no comments for the Town Council meeting.

          Town Clerk Judy Shelton disseminated the monthly Town of Pollock Financial Report.

          Mayor’s report: The Town held their 15th annual Mardi Gras Parade, Saturday, February 8th at 10 A.M. The Mardi Gras Parade had a very good attendance and everyone had a great time. Mayor Scott thanked Councilwoman Misty Kinn for her help with the parade.

           Motion was made to adjourn by Councilwoman Thorne, seconded by Councilwoman Tumminello. All in favor, 5 yeas. Motion carried.



 Judy Shelton, Town Clerk




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